This is it.
It's the 1970s.
And that can only mean one thing.
It's time for Supergirl to get relevant.
Having taken a part-time job somewhere or other in order to get credit points for her university course in whatever it is she's actually studying, Supergirl soon learns that two local street gangs are on the brink of war with each other.
One of the street gangs, led by Rick, is nice and is happily constructing buildings to improve the local neighbourhood.
The other gang, which used to be led by Rick before he reformed, is led by Steve and wants to smash him and his new gang's members' heads in for, "Selling out to The Man."
Of course, Supergirl can't allow this sort of thing to go on. She does, after all, represent The Man. So, after saving Steve's gang from accidentally gassing themselves, she convinces them to have a meeting with Rick's gang and make peace.
The only problem is there's a saboteur out to make sure both gangs get stuck into each other.
Needless to say, Supergirl soon sorts it all out by exposing the identity of the saboteur, and Rick's gang and Steve's agree to bury the hatchet and team up to construct yet more buildings between them.
If I thought previous stories in this series were slight, they were nothing compared to this one. Supergirl's now using her mighty planet-busting powers to stop a fight breaking out.
Oddly enough, it's a development I quite like. Even though she's ridiculously over-powered for such a role, Supergirl's basic niceness seems like a good fit for such minor do-goodery and it's all good, wholesome stuff that will no doubt convince many a big city American street gang to mend its ways and reform.
Or possibly not.
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